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  • Jump for a 90m (290 ft) dive

    Here is a brief video of me jumping off a moving boat with six cylinders (three on the rebreather and three 12 L bailouts) and two cameras, totally 90 kg/ 220 lbs of equipment to photograph critters at 90 m / 290 ft. Nothing makes me happier than doing this crazy stuff 🙂 This was…

  • Diver magazine article: Ice diving in the Swiss Alps

    In the July 2016 issue, diving 2000m in the Swiss Alps under ice http://www.divernet.com/training/p306173-under-ice-with-altitude.html

    Honduras expedition with the Thinking Deep group

    It was a successful five weeks for University of Oxford’s Thinking Deep Expedition team in Utila, Honduras. We primarily looked at fish and coral species down to 85m but also collected sediment to test the effects of runoff, culled and researched the highly invasive lionfish, and studied an endangered coral species that included recording the…

  • Sudan Sub Expedition

    I was on an April 2015 deep diving expedition to Sudan to locate the missing WWII Italian submarine Macalle. Despite several of us doing multiple dives below 100m, the location of the sub remains a mystery due to the reef walls dropping straight down to well over 200m and out of diver and sonar range.…

    Why is deep technical diving complicated?

    Technical diving is more complex, risky, and expensive than recreational open circuit scuba diving and is not for someone who wants to simply jump in the water. I am well aware I am a high maintenance diver and I don’t like people touching my equipment. When your life depends on a specifically tailored set-up you…